11 Ways to Work out on Thanksgiving Day around Boston

Run in the annual Franklin Park Turkey Trot, sweat to a high-intensity workout with Burn for Baldrick's, and more.

Photo courtesy of Boston Volvo Village


Volvo 5k Road Race: Lace up your sneakers to support education and research by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the autoimmune disease. Jog five kilometers around Brighton for the chance to win prizes for the top finishers. Runners are also encouraged to fundraise for the organization separately.

$25, 9 a.m. Boston Volvo Village, 75 North Beacon St., Brighton, nationalmssociety.org

Franklin Park Turkey Trot: Folks of all ages are invited to run or walk along a scenic loop around Franklin Park. The route has been updated since last year to include a longer route around the pond and a more spacious start area. Proceeds will support Franklin Park’s programs, like exercise activities, environmental restoration, and concerts in the park. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.

$30, 9 a.m. Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, franklinparkcoalition.org

Gobble Gobble Gobble Race: Now on its 21st year, the Gobble Gobble Gobble Race loops around to start and finish in Davis Square. The registration fee partially supports various local organizations, such as the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Project Soup, and the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund.

$30, 9 a.m. Davis Square, 40 Holland St., Somerville, facebook.com

Photo courtesy of Coolidge Corner Yoga


A Feast for the Mind Meditation: The holidays are a stressful time, so start the day off right with a clear mind. Meditation guide Wilhelm Engelbrecht will take the class through 30 minutes of reflection and mindfulness exercises. The class is free and open to all experience levels.

Free, 8:30 a.m. Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com

Asana Flow in Charlestown: Get your blood flowing with a morning Asana flow and motivational playlist with instructor JB. The class costs $20, but a portion will go towards the Greater Boston Food Bank.

$20, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, facebook.com

Thanksgiving Pilates Flow: Combine calming stretching and challenging pilates for the perfect morning workout. Instructor Meagan Fitzgerald will lead you through the 45-minute class with a sense of gratitude in mind.

$25, 9 a.m. North End Yoga, 256 Hanover St., Boston, northendyoga.com

Yoga for Hands to Heart Center: CorePower Yoga is hosting an annual donation class this Thanksgiving to support Hands to Heart Center. For a suggested $20 entrance fee, yogis can support a nonprofit that shares yoga with those affected by addiction and poverty in the Boston area.

$20, 9 a.m. CorePower Yoga, 20 Bond Drive, Boston, facebook.com

Burn for Baldrick’s: BodyBurn by Ray brings its low-impact, high-intensity workout to the holiday season. Tone every muscle in your body with this energetic workout and live DJ. All proceeds will go towards the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports children’s cancer research.

$30, 9 a.m. BodyBurn by Ray, 4 Church St., Belmont, bodyburnbyray.com

Gratitude Flow at Radiant Yoga: Join Radiant Yoga for its 14th annual Gratitude Flow class, every year on Thanksgiving Day. A portion of the class fee will help fund the ALS Foundation to support research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

$35, 9 a.m. Radiant Yoga, 516 E 2nd St., Boston, facebook.com

Barry’s Bootcamp: Try your hand at weights and HIIT, or high intensity interval training, to burn off all those calories in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Barry’s Bootcamp is offering four 60-minute abs classes on Thursday morning to target your core.

$30, 7:20 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. Barry’s Bootcamp, 30 Chauncy St., Boston, barrysbootcamp.com

Vinyasa Flow With YogaWorks: Yoga instructor and lifelong dancer Erica Bornstein is serving up a special Thanksgiving Day class. For 90 minutes, relax and stretch out with an invigorating and strong vinyasa flow.

$18, 8:30 a.m. YogaWorks Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., Boston, facebook.com